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Creative writing will host book reading

Author Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop will read from her work on Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. in Room 261 of Park Hall. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the reading is open to the public.

Winthrop is the author of the novel Fireworks, the narrative of Hollis Clayton, a 39-year-old writer confronting a troubled marriage and the death of a son.

Praise for this debut novel includes a New York Times book review by Heidi Julavits who says the novel is “[a]s full of hilarious missteps as it is poignantly sad. Winthrop proves to be a bitingly intelligent writer.”

Born and raised in New York City, Winthrop graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Harvard University in 2001. In 2004, she received her M.F.A. in fiction from the University of California at Irvine, and she was the recipient of the Schaeffer Writing Fellowship for the 2004-2005 academic year. She lives in Savannah.